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Catedral Primada de America

Calle Arzobispo Merino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-682-3848
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This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Arzobispo Merino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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"beautiful church"
in 37 reviews
"audio tour"
in 41 reviews
"stained glass"
in 10 reviews
"oldest cathedral"
in 37 reviews
"dress code"
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"side chapels"
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"western hemisphere"
in 13 reviews
"francis drake"
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"lots of history"
in 14 reviews
"dominican republic"
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"colonial zone"
in 32 reviews
"visiting santo domingo"
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"entrance fee"
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"punta cana"
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"mass"
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"americas"
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"architecture"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The first stone of this cathedral, the oldest standing in the Western hemisphere, was set in 1514 by Diego Columbus, son of the great explorer (the ashes of father and son supposedly once resided in the chapel's crypt). Construction, however, didn’t begin until the arrival...More

Thank _jeremycontry
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Reviewed 1 week ago

"Primada" of the Americas. Rustic, even simple. The ceiling is Gothic, but in the 16th century with pirates cruising the seas, no place for vitraux-. It's typical of the early church-fortress concept. Many of the building of the time were constructed with "coralina" calcareous stone...More

Thank Tomás D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What i saw that day in that church i will always remember. It is just beautiful. I walked around for an hour just reading and looking at everything. I was amazed. If you are reading this, just go! Please. Its worth it. And if you...More

Thank Cindy M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazingly beautiful place steeped in history. The group booking was pleasant and the facilities were great can highly recommend the audio as most times everyone is talking over one another to be heard this was so much better.

Thank nicola R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nicely maintained cathedral, a great historical significance. An audio self guided tour covers the entire cathedral. A minimal entry fee is levied. Worth a visit.

Thank Gladwyn V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment that you enter the Cathedral a wave of peace and tranquility sweeps over you! One of the most rustic and greatly designed buildings!

Thank Trini_Travelista
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pay a couple of dollars to listen to the audio tour, each station has a number to hear the description of the various parts of the Cathedral. We went together and I had English and my friend had Spanish. We discussed each section after and...More

Thank Rose-Amber-Rose
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church is full of history and charm. Located in the heart of the Colon Park surrounded by nice restaurants

Thank travelering2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful Amazing how this was built in the early 15th century Very in expensive. Get a local guide to show you around 20 bucks

Thank iriding
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd been on a fair share of Cathedrals across the Globe, but this one, been one of the firsts in the "New World" (if not the First), gave an historical touch to this landmark. The architecture, art, relics and vibes are also special. Pretty well...More

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DRMason1
6 October 2015|
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Response from ajps1020 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall exactly but it was something like US$4 approximately.
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traveller923
6 April 2015|
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Response from Aberaha | Reviewed this property |
Certainly had no problem there. Still recommend the visit
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Jenaro45
26 February 2015|
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Response from patty_montandon | Reviewed this property |
Yes this the first Catholic Church in all America, founded in 1512. It's very impressive and interesting, should be in better condition but our government dont take care of our most valuable and historical resources.
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